Toledo Mud Hens 3, Louisville Bats 0 (box)
Artie Lewicki was excellent again on Sunday. He scattered seven hits over 6 1⁄3 innings with seven strikeouts. Blaine Hardy and Edward Mujica cleaned up the rest of the way. On the other side of the ball, a three-run shot off the bat of Dominic Ficociello accounted for the Hens’ offense.
Ficociello: 1-3, R, 3 RBI, HR, SO
Lewicki (W): 6.1 IP, 4 H, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Chad Bell (1-4, 3.38 ERA) gets the start for the Hens on Monday.
Akron RubberDucks 6, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
Beau Burrows had a rough day on Sunday. He allowed a pair of home runs, lasting just four innings with five strikeouts. We are still seeing some growing pains from the advanced righthander. Christin Stewart had a pair of doubles, while Zack Cox doubled and scored two runs.
Stewart: 2-4, RBI, 2 2B
Cox: 2-4, 2 R, 2B
Burrows (L): 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (1-0, 3.13 ERA) starts for the SeaWolves on Monday.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Clearwater Threshers 1 (F/5) (box)
Constant rain has caused the postponement of multiple games in recent days for the Flying Tigers. They had a double-header scheduled on Sunday, and managed to get one game — albeit a five inning game — in, finally. Gregory Soto continues to maul hitters, punching out seven of them in just 4 1⁄3 innings of work. He walked three and allowed one run before Jeff Thompson came on to clean up the final two outs. Jake Robson tripled and drove in a pair of runs, while Derek Hill scored two and added a steal to his tally for the day.
Robson: 2-3, R, 2 RBI, 3B, SO
Soto (W): 4.1 IP, ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Austin Sodders (3-4, 2.15 ERA) starts for the Flying Tigers on Dollar Monday... weather permitting.
West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5 (box)
Spencer Watkins gave up three runs in the first inning courtesy of some sloppy defensive work. The Whitecaps roared right back, though. Danny Pinero’s two-run double was the big hit in a three-run inning of their own. They came out in the second and took control with a two-run single from Isaac Paredes, and never looked back. Spenser Watkins settled in for five innings, and Evan Hill and Clate Schmidt cleaned up the late innings.
Pinero: 3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Paredes: 2-2, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Watkins (W): 5.0 IP, 4 R, ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok (3-2, 3.50 ERA) gets the call on JQ99 Bulletin Night.
Dylan Rosa and Garrett McCain each homered to power the Tigers to victory on Sunday. Dane Myers scuffled, but got through 4 2⁄3 innings, while the bullpen was solid once again.
Rosa: 1-3, R, RBI, HR
McCain: 2-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2B
Coming Up Next: Oswaldo Castillo (2-2, 2.36 ERA) starts for the Tigers on Monday against Aberdeen.